Topanga Seed (Ch. 49)

Stepping outside the Georgian Terrace that morning was not as hard on Levi as either he or Damien had thought it would be. Peachtree Street at the Fox Triangle had been home to him and, even now–with Hollywood his adopted home and Atlanta relegated to his past and relegated there without sentimentality–Peachtree Street instantly felt…

Topanga Seed (Ch. 48)

“They wouldn’t let me bring my peacock assistance animal,” Levi said to the flight attendant, by way of explaining away Scarlett O’Hare, Track’s Southern belle bunny he had forgotten behind in Los Angeles and which Levi was now entrusted by Damien to get safely to Atlanta. The bunny’s voluminous petticoats and leghorn hat failed to…

Topanga Seed (Ch. 47)

He could have chosen to go to the movies, or for an afternoon hike of Griffth Park. He could have driven out to Santa Monica and spent the day at the beach. But the loneliness of living on top of Hollywood, in Damien’s house but without Damien, drove him instead to plan on spending one…

Topanga Seed (Ch. 46)

“You’re going to live with him without being married?” Barry asked. He sounded scandalized, a rare note of alarm from a man who would say in a leisurely-paced thousand word diatribe what most would scream in one: “Fire!” “That’s the first thing you ask?” Levi cried, turning from the lobby cards he was filing through…

Topanga Seed (Ch. 45)

Maybe because Levi was so odd himself Levi rarely thought there was anything odd about his relationship with Damien. He rarely thought it odd that Levi was dating a man with a multi-million dollar home in the Hollywood hills, nor did he still find it unusual that when they were in public, someone would inevitably…

Topanga Seed (Ch. 44)

“I’m reading a book called, ‘I Make Him Wear My Panties’”, Levi announced to Damien, who sometimes regretted phoning Levi and asking, “Whatcha doing?” Damien’s surprise gave way to laughter. “Are the movie rights available?” “Let’s look into it. We may have stumbled across your Oscar-winning role: Controlling husband Peter. Real estate tycoon who wears…

Topanga Seed (Ch. 43)

After the couple Levi had adorned with the moniker, Botchedface and Bitchface had left, after Levi and Damien sat in the resulting silence, Damien’s temper slowly rolled back. His grip on Levi’s hand slowly loosened until he realized what he had done. He made a small sound of apology and began rubbing life back into…